Friday, April 26, 2013

Useful Information In and Out of the Classroom 4/26/13

tools2Here are some interesting sites that I’ve found this week, thanks to my PLN. As a teacher, I feel we have to keep up to date concerning research in our field and current issues in the education system. I hope some of these inspire you, inform you, and even have you asking questions. Thank you for coming by and visiting!

Note: Each resource is labeled with a level and subject area to make it easier to use.

Levels: E: Elementary; M: Middle; H: High; G: General, all levels; SN: Special Needs; T: Teachers

Subject Areas: LA: Language Arts, English, Reading, Writing; M: Math; S: Science; Health; SS: Social Studies, Current Events; FA: Fine Arts; Music, Art, Drama; FL: Foreign Language; PE: Physical Ed; C: Career; A: All

Poetry Idea Engine - “this activity will allow you to write haikus, free verse, limericks, and more!” (L:G; SA: A)

Class Charts - “With Class Charts you get data rich seating charts and streamlined behavior management. You can even collaborate with other teachers and work as a team to tackle behavior.” (L:T; SA: A)

Story Starters - story prompts (L:T; SA: A)

Conservation Connection - “Students, check out how these weird conservation tools help make your favorite things.” (L:M, H; SA: S)

Nanospace - virtual amusement park that students can click through to find videos, games, and other short lessons about atoms and molecules. (L:E,M; SA: S)

Original Image: Tools by Pat Hensley

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